Red Sox and Bruins Fans to Get NESN HD on FiOS TV

BOSTON - Red Sox and Bruins fans rejoice; NESN HD is coming to FiOS TV!

Verizon's revolutionary FiOS TV service has added NESN HD on Channel 829, at no additional charge, to FiOS TV's growing lineup of high-definition channels.

"We are delighted to be able to bring NESN's coverage of the Red Sox and Bruins in high definition to fans in the Boston market," said Bob Driscoll, Verizon vice president of sales and marketing in New England. "And as more viewers embrace high-definition TV, they, too, can watch the Sox and Bruins in stunningly brilliant high definition on our fiber-optic network. It's another way we're making FiOS TV an even greater value for our customers."

NESN delivers every regular season Red Sox and Bruins game in HD and produces all studio programs in HD, including the network's popular pre- and post-game shows and NESN SportsDesk, a daily sports news and highlights program. This year, NESN has also introduced 5.1 surround sound technology for all Red Sox and Bruins home games

FiOS TV is the company's new fiber-optic television service, which offers a high-quality digital picture, numerous high-definition and on-demand programs, and reliable service at competitive prices. The service is delivered over the nation's largest advanced all-digital, fiber-optic network straight to customers' homes.

Verizon currently offers FiOS TV to more than 270,000 households in 40 Massachusetts communities.

Verizon FiOS TV provides a broad array of all-digital programming, 24 high-definition channels, up to 8,600 on-demand titles and FiOS TV Widgets, which supplies one-touch, on-demand access to real-time local weather and traffic.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 59 million customers nationwide.  Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which operates one of the most expansive wholly owned global IP networks, and Verizon Telecom, which is deploying the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network to deliver the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services to customers.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon has a diverse workforce of approximately 242,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of more than $88 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.